This set includes Kit’s crocheted cloche hat, straw purse printed hankie, reproduction buffalo nickel and compass necklace. Grade A+ I love this set and consider it an absolute must have. The items were not dominate in her stories, but even so, they make lovely additions to Kit's meet outfit. The little hat is just darling! I love the shade of green used for the ribbon. It is a beautiful yellow-green that always makes me think of Spring time. The hat looks very sweet on Kit's head, especially with her short hair. (I will add pictures of this later.) The straw purse is really very pretty and nicely detailed. The printed hankie is plain, but cute. The compass necklace looks terrific with Kit's meet outfit. The Buffalo Nickle seems too large to me, and I do not like that it has the word "COPY" stamped on one side.It is still pretty cute. A+
I'm not really crazy about Kit's accessories; they don't really serve a purpose in any of her books, not even her meet book.
The cloche - while I think this is a cute piece, as another reviewer said, it seems very springtime-oriented, kind of Easter-ish with the big spring green bow. I wish they had made a more practical hat that could go with extra outfits. Anyway, the cloche is securely crocheted in white nylon yarn. The bow is permanently attached and tied. The edge of the hat is not perfectly round, there is a depression in the back so it will hug Kit's neck. Cute, but not versatile. B
The purse - when we got our 2007 purse it was made of real straw and fully lined with fabric. It actually buttons instead of velcroing, although the string buttonloop isn't always easy to use. There's a weird strap on the back, I'm assuming so Kit can hold it, but it's like it's sewn on sideways and is kind of unnecessary. B
The necklace - usually our dolls wear their necklaces all the time but Kit doesn't, the gold and green in the compass doesn't always match her outfits. The clasp pinces open and works well. The necklace is plastic with a metal chain. Like others have mentioned, I wish it was a real compass like one of the AGoT watches. This just has a green sticker stuck on the front. B-
The hankie - ...looks more like a napkin. Kit never ever uses it, it is always stuck in her purse. It's cute enough - thin slick cotton with a printed design - but just doesn't have much play value. C
The coin - I love AG coins, I'm so glad Kit got one. It's very bright and shiny! Not sure if Kit could actually afford to carry a nickel around, but maybe she's going to the movies. A-
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2009 6:27:05 GMT -5 by Wickfield
I agree with other reviewers that the accessories don't really serve a purpose in the story or in real life. The coin is horribly large and has "copy" printed on it. The purse doesn't really want to be held by Kit. The only reason I bought this set was for the necklace and I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't a real compass. The necklace is worn all the time but the other things are at the back of one of my doll drawers. Overall I give this a B.
Most of her accessories aren't in her books, but her handkerchief and nickel serve a very important purpose in Kit's surprise where she saves all of her nickels from Uncle Hendrick and presents them to her mother wrapped up in this hankie. I just wish there were more nickels!